Testimonial, John Langston
My name is John Langston and I was just able to complete the instrument rating with On His Wings Academy. The program here is excellent and was exactly what I needed to get the instrument rating. Truth is I wouldn't of done it any other way. I had looked at several different programs and considered many different approaches to the instrument rating before coming here. I am so glad that it worked out for me to come here. Please let me tell you why. On the flying side of things; the time in the simulator (training device) was worth it all for me. I was able to get as much flight time in the simulator as I needed to learn the approaches to the runway. If I was having problems with certain maneuvers we could just "freeze" the simulator and evaluate how to do it better the next time. Or we could just back it up and try it again. (Try doing that in an airplane). Your flight path is also "graphed out" on paper so you can look at how you are doing from another perspective. That also helped me tremendously. The time in the simulator has saved me both time and money. Time that I would have spent in an airplane not quite getting the procedures right. And money that I would have otherwise spent on aircraft rental fees. That in itself paid for the trip out here for me. Lets face it aviation is expensive. If I could get a professional education without spending more than I need to I have gotten exactly what I was looking for.
Another thing that was priceless for me was the approach that this program takes. It is an accelerated program but it is not a "high stress" program. I needed that. I have a high stress job and really needed a good brake from that lifestyle. I really wanted to learn to be a professional instrument pilot but also fly with enjoyment. This program has provided that for me. It also helped me learn because I was not under a lot of stress.
Last but definitely not least I have been able to have a wonderful time of spiritual growth here. The "On His Wings" crew are very encouraging naturally and spiritually. I have been able to attend a couple different men's bible study groups as well as attend church during my stay here. There are several Bible believing churches in the area. I have met several people through "On His Wings" that have been a great encouragement to me spiritually. All around it has been an excellent time for me. I have wondered if God might have had in mind for me to come here just for the spiritual encouragement. Maybe the instrument rating was just a bonus?
All in all I would definitely recommend anyone that is looking for a good, well rounded, professional, (as well as accelerated!) instrument rating program to look no further.